The Center of Excellence for Technology Education
The Center of Excellence for Technology Education-Network (CETE-Network) is a research association, consisting of leading, academic research institutions within the sector of technology education. Supporting the qualification of new blood for technical jobs by encouraging engineering education is the aim of the international network CETE.
The network, being fostered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with more than 600,000 Euros for three years, is directed by Prof. Dr. Ingelore Mammes, holder of the chair for School Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Academic partners within the network are the University of Luxembourg, the Delft University of Technology, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, the University of Missouri and the University of Cambridge.
CETE is supposed to endow the nationally and internationally only little developed scientific community with more potential. Through joint research projects, study and research visits as well as international workshops and summer schools the exploration of technology education processes should be pushed. Further, selected academic offspring for technical sciences shall be supported. In addition to this, these findings based on research are to be introduced to school practice by publications and advanced training and shall also settle in teacher-training through international study cooperation and digital courses for teaching and learning.